The bride is the focal point of any wedding, but you want your bridesmaids to look great as well. Sacramento offers many options for dresses and accessories to make the bridal party shine, no matter what your style or the size of your budget. From romantic to trendy and everything in between, check out these favorite spots for decking out your attendants.
SPARKLE Bridal Couture
3200 Folsom Blvd., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95816
SPARKLE specializes in styles that are flattering to brides and attendants in sizes 14 to 30, but the gorgeous and stylish dresses look great on any figure. In keeping with the salon’s ebony and ivory design palette, special occasion samples are generally black, but are available in a wide range of colors and tones. Prices range from $175 to $300, with no extra charge for sizing options or colors. Best of all, the warm and inviting shop offers dresses that a bridesmaid truly can wear again on other occasions.
House of Fashion II – Outlet
3801 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Having beautiful, top-of-the-line outfits for the bridal party does not mean you have to spend big bucks. The original House of Fashion has been in Sacramento for years, but this “outlet” version offers great deals and significantly better customer service. While small, the shop has a good selection of off-the-rack styles and customizable samples, generally in the range of $110 to $225. Special orders take an average of 12 – 14 weeks. For smaller bridal parties or other special occasions, check out the $20 – yes, $20 – clearance section of lovely single dresses.
Bride To Be Couture
6100 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Carmichael, CA 95608
While not specifically labeled for bridesmaids, the prom and eveningwear collections offer lovely, wedding-perfect selections. Some styles are traditional classics, with others ranging from sleek and elegant to Boho chic and flowing. More avant- garde brides will love the selection of gowns that come in vibrant colors and lush patterns. Prices are reasonable and the staff provides quality customer service.
A & M Florist & Bridal
6840 65th St. Ste 145
Sacramento, CA 95828
While many places offer tuxedo rentals for the groom or his groomsmen, A & M also rents out dresses for the bridesmaids and bride. These are not tired, bland or clunky gowns; your attendants can choose from a good selection of stylish, flattering dresses. The shop offers top to bottom event planning services, arranging everything from wedding attire and invitations to bouquets, personalized favors, wedding cake and dance floors. The staff will happily work with your budget, dreams and personal style to make sure the big day is right for everyone involved.
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